The calendar has officially flipped to May and the NBA Draft is just eight short weeks away. Some prospects are finishing up their final semesters of college (like you and I) while some have already left to prepare for the spring combines (not like you and I).
Earlier, we here at Dorm Room Hoops let you in on who we thought was going to be a reach and eventually be a dud in the this draft class. Now, sit back and learn who this year’s studs are in the 2015 NBA Draft Class.
The 2015 NCAA basketball season is in the books. Many games came down to a last second shot while a few big games were decided by some key moments. I’m going to give you my top 10 game-changing shots of the 2015 season.
A fair warning, this doesn’t include a lot of the regular season — mainly tournament shots or in one case, a tournament birth. Without further ado, let’s get this ball rolling.
If you don’t have time the next two nights to watch all eight games of the Sweet 16, here are the three you want to try to rearrange your schedule to see.
Last weekend, Wichita State tipped off against Kansas in a highly-anticipated game. When the buzzer sounded, Fred VanVleet and the Shockers were flawless in victory over the Jayhawks.
Meanwhile, Butler took the Irish into overtime and if it wasn’t for Pat Connaughton’s block at the end of regulation, the Irish would be back in South Bend.
On Thursday night, the two teams will face off for a chance to advance.
This third-round match-up pits two Indiana schools separated by just 150 miles. The winner claims a spot in the Sweet 16 and the pride of being the last Indiana team to be alive in the tourney. Notre Dame holds a 71-69 all time series lead, but the Bulldogs have won the last six meetings. Notre Dame’s last win against Butler came in 1989. The ACC tournament champs look to stay on track and keep winning, but Butler is known for being a team’s nightmare in March. Chris Holtmann has his
Bulldogs are playing tough even though his interim head coaching tag was only removed in January.
Nothing like a little scare to get the tournament underway … unless you’re a Notre Dame fan, that is. With a 14-7 run as the clock ticked away, Northeastern had a chance to either tie or take the lead with less than a minute to play. But Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant tied up Northeastern’s Quincy Ford to force a turnover and seal a 69-65 win for the Irish.
The game was close throughout. Northeastern trailed by just four at the half in its first tournament appearance since 1991.
Three days ago, 15 finalists were announced for the Wooden Award, which is given to the most outstanding player in the country. As we head into the major conference tournaments, there are a clear top two candidates to bring home the hardware, but let’s take a look at the top five.